July 17 — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the corporation that manages the electric grid for most of the state, broke an energy record on Monday. The record for the most electricity used in July was broken between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.